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|ATWT: Jessica's Daughter Comes Home|
|Topic Started: Oct 27 2007, 07:44 PM (165 Views)|
|Steve Frame||Oct 27 2007, 07:44 PM Post #1|
As the World Turns: Jessica's daughter comes home
published: Saturday | October 27, 2007
Like most soaps, As the World Turns has been in need of some diversity lately. Viewers have complained about Jessica Griffin's (Tamara Tunie) absence for a while now, along with Jessica's on-again, off-again husband, Ben (Peter Parros). Tunie had been with the soap for almost 20 years, refusing to give up her role even though she had landed many prime-time roles. Then her airtime on ATWT got smaller and smaller, and she jumped ship. She continues to play Dr. Melinda Warner on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Unfortunately, Jessica isn't returning anytime soon, but her daughter, Bonnie McKechnie, is. ATWT has cast Chauntee Schuler, and she first airs November 5. She was previously played by Napiera Danielle Groves. Word is that Bonnie will be helping Holden (Jon Hensley) through a difficult time. This statement doesn't bode well for Holden's marriage to Lily.
This is Schuler's first daytime role. She appeared as Nala on the touring version of Broadwa's The Lion King. Even though she is new to soaps, she is not new to daytime. Schuler and her husband were contestants on The Today Show Throws a Wedding. They didn't win the free wedding, but married shortly thereafter.
In other casting news, the character of Bonnie's cousin Dallas is now being occupied by the third actor since the role was introduced. Beginning November 14, Wole Parks will take over the part previously occupied by Kenneth Franklin and Duane McLaughlin. His previous credits include guest appearances on Undressed and Law & Order.
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